Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Egregious

When I put this outfit together I was really proud of myself for matching up all the olive green components: the stripes in the skirt, the tights, and the boots. And it almost worked, I tell you! But upon closer examination outside in the sunlight, I discovered that the tights and shoes really didn't work together at all. This actually happens to me fairly often because my apartment is sort of dark, but this was such an egregious error that I felt I had to come clean about it.

Check it out: up close the tights are more of a blueish sage, while the shoes are a true olive. Egads; thankfully my coworkers are so fashion-challenged that very likely none of them noticed. In the full length photos you can see exactly what I saw in the mirror, which looked pretty good, so let's just pretend that's how it looked to everyone else who saw me that day. And with that, we'll just put this little incident behind us, mmmkay?

Top: Sisley
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tights: Foot Traffic
Boots: John Fluevog

18 comments:

Emily Kennedy said...

But! In the immortal words of Clinton and Stacy: it doesn't have to match. It just has to GO! And sage and olive work pretty well together. OK, ok, I see your point, about the blue-based sage and the yellow-based olive... BUT SHADES OF GREEN... anyways. I love olive and sage, and red and black. So I think it all rocked.

Sheila said...

Oh, I hate when that happens! I have issues with blues and teals, which look fine in my house (also rather dark), but horridly mismatched in the neon-lit and sunlight-splashed office building I work in.

That said, damn, I love those shoes. When are you doing a shoe post, Audi? How many pairs do you have? Do you carry separate insurance on them? ;)

Audi said...
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Audi said...

Emily: Oh yes, I realize that two shades of green don't have to match to use them in the same outfit, but when the shades are right next to each other they need to either match or be more distinctly different than these two.

Sheila: But I DID do a shoe post! I showed my whole (not separately insured) collection here:
http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-all-about-shoes.html

Oranges And Apples said...

Oh how weird, in the main picture it looks perfectly matchy! I adore the shoes bt the way!

Anonymous said...

The lighting in my house is dim & weird too. I've just found a few nail polish blogs that really illustrate how different lighting can affect how a color looks. That skirt is great.

My word verification is "pirant"!
Ellen

Sal said...

I've had this happen about a billion times. Good thing the Fashion Police were on holiday. ;)

Northmoon said...

I think the tights match the buttons on your boots, so you're covered!

Diana said...

I think the colors still work together, even though they weren't an exact match. Those Fluevog boots are just gorgeous!

cwhf said...

I feel your pain. I got dressed in the dark so as not to disturb my husband and guess who has on navy rather than black tights (with black mary janes). It's going to drive me crazy. It's with a brown dress and an orange sweater so now everyone thinks I am an Illinois fan...Unfortunately I live in Missouri. Aaaargh.

For what it's worth, I love the outfit and even though it doesn't match, I think it works. Plus those Libby Smiths can make any outfit fabulous

Alison said...

I hate the different colors in different lights. I just bought a gorgeous gray suede blazer at a thrift store. I thinking about all the great things to pair it with on the way home. Then, when I got it in my house I realized here, it looks chocolate brown. Weird! It'll still look great with many things though, I love it.

scicurious said...

Lighting very much improved today! Thanks. :) LOVE those boots.

Una said...

Still a great outfit! I love that skirt and those boots!

I have the same problem; mornings are DARK in Alaska. I just put an extra light on my full length mirror so I don't keep screwing up...

Chelsea said...

well the outfit in the picture came out wonderfully! but I hate when something looks one way at home, and then once you get out in real life it isn't what you thought. ahhh well... thank goodness for clueless coworkers :) and I love the idea behind the hole thing!

Sandy said...

I LOVE your boots! So much so that I've looked in to purchasing some of my very own.

Karen Karlsen said...

Okay, this is NOT what I'd call a major infraction. Two slaps on the rear for you and then move on with it...

jenn said...

omg- have you seen the new Fluevog Bellevue Ida Clarks? Then there is the Sally Skull...both available in purple!

Audi said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has that problem!

Jenn: Yes, I love the Sally Skulls, and that soft purple shade is luscious!